As your local credit union, we work to keep you and our community safe during this COVID-19 situation. As a community, regardless of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it presents for all of us, we should always be helping those who are more vulnerable to ensure their safety and well-being.
In the midst of the COVID-19 situation, it is important that we provide as much information about the precautionary steps we are taking to mitigate risk to you and to our community.
It is helpful to organize ourselves to protect the vulnerable in our community. This could be elderly people in our neighbourhood, for example, or perhaps a whole family with infected kids, where everyone needs to stay in the house for 2 weeks or until testing negative. Get involved in your local Block Watch and community associations to learn more.
At the branch, we are:
Disinfecting and cleaning surfaces in contact by our members by wearing gloves
Having hand sanitizers on the counter for your use
Encouraging our members to use ATM and online banking and not to visit the branch during this time unless necessary. If you cannot visit the branch, please call us and we can advise you how to proceed with safety and security for your banking needs.
As a community, we encourage you to:
Reach out to your neighbours who are more isolated and lonely to offer to do their shopping
Use grocery store delivery services or use a Community Supported Agriculture program that also supports our local food sources
Donate to the Food Bank and local Food Security projects
As a precaution, you may wish to have in your pantry non-perishable items like rice, pasta, beans and vegetables including kale, miners’ lettuce and your favourites from the freezer.
In the midst of the COVID-19 situation, it is important that we provide as much information about the precautionary steps we are taking to mitigate risk to our community. Learn more at the Vancouver Coastal Health website, avoid unnecessary travel and use common sense.
Call us for more information and share your thoughts.